The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins Limited Editions Club, 1959 NY Collectors #1013/1500. SIGNED by the Illustrator, Dignimont. It is an early example of the modern. And established many of the ground rules of the modern genre.
For the stage in 1877. The book is regarded by some as the precursor of the modern mystery novel and the suspense. Called it the first, the longest, and the best of modern English detective novels in a genre invented by Collins and not by Poe.
Praised it as "probably the very finest detective story ever written". The Victorian Age in Literature. Calls it "probably the best detective tale in the world".
It was published in 1868, later than Poe's short story mysteries. The Murders in the Rue Morgue. " (1841) (which introduced the famous locked-room paradigm), ".
The Mystery of Marie Rogêt. The plot also shows some parallels with.
(1839), an earlier murder mystery story by the English novelist. For example, the return of a childhood companion, the sexual symbolism of defloration implied in the crime, and the almost catatonic reactions of the heroine to it. Introduced a number of the elements that became classic attributes of the twentieth-century detective story in novel form, as opposed to Poe's short story form.
An English country house robbery. A celebrated, skilled, professional investigator.A large number of false suspects. A reconstruction of the crime.
A final twist in the plot. This item is in the category "Books & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "2ndstreetsales" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.